San Benito man accused of fondling boy

NEWS Staff Report

Roberto Atkinson Reyna

Roberto Atkinson Reyna

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio reported Tuesday the arrest of a San Benito man for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old boy.

Lucio confirmed reports that 20-year-old Roberto Atkinson Reyna of San Benito had been arrested Friday by deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly fondling and kissing the child on his cheek.

The accusations stemmed from a sleepover in which the boy stayed for two nights at a home located just outside San Benito near La Paloma, where the accused resided.

According to reports, the incident allegedly occurred on June 26 during the second night of the child’s stay at the home. The alleged victim reportedly told investigators that he found the suspect aroused and molesting him upon awakening. The boy was then taken home after informing an adult at the house of what allegedly occurred.

Reyna was arrested and charged with indecency with a child. As of presstime, he remains incarcerated on a $65,000 bond at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.

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